arrow
copy to clipboard

The Dead Mother

6.8
3,136
Ratings
Plugin not supported.
Original title
La madre muerta
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
Spain Spain
Director
Screenwriter
Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Eduardo Bajo Ulloa
Music
Bingen Mendizábal
Cinematography
Javier Aguirresarobe
Cast
, , , , , , ,
Producer
Gasteizko Zinema / Sogepaq
Genre
Drama | Crime. Abduction / Disappearance
Synopsis / Plot
A petty criminal (Ismael), shoots and kills a painting restorer during a bungled burglary, and shoots her daughter as well. Twenty years later, and the daughter has been left mute with the mental age of a child, spending most of her time in a mental home. A chance meeting between the girl and Ismael, who now works in a bar, leads Ismael to think that she still might be able to recognise him, and turn him in to the police. Ismael kidnaps the girl so he can determine if she recognises him, but is unable to kill her, however, and instead asks the mental home for a ransom for her return. Whilst a prisoner, though, the girl and Ismael grow closer but Ismael's girlfriend doesn't like this turn of events and pretty soon tensions start to fray.
Awards
1993: Montréal World Film Festival: Best Director (ex aequo)
1993: Goya Awards: Best Special Effects
Movie Soulmates' ratings
Register so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
Friends' ratings
Register so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message.
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to info@filmaffinity.com

All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.

For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org
FAQs | Privacy policy / use conditions | Privacy configuration
© 2002-2018 Filmaffinity - Movieaffinity | Filmaffinity is a movie recommendation site based on the concept of Movie Soulmates.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.000 users + 133.000.000 ratings. Not related to any Media or Corporation.
All Rights Reserved | Movie Soulmates™ is a Registered Trademark